Choithrams new project is F&B sector’s largest solar rooftop project as well as the largest in terms of capacity permissible under the new DEWA regulation
UAE-based solar energy provider, SirajPower has signed a deal with grocery retailer and food distributor, Choithrams to aid them shift from conventional power to 100% renewable energy. Sustainable Business Forum (WSBF) acted as the sustainability partner for this project.
Under the terms of the agreement, the solar rooftop project will include supplying Choithrams’ three warehouses in Dubai with a 2.7 MWp system capacity that will generate 4.5 GWh of annual energy production.
Rajiv Warrier, CEO of Choithrams said that sustainability has always been a key initiative for Choithrams and shifting to 100% renewable energy is a crucial step in their sustainable journey.
“We were keen to find the right local partner with proper knowledge and technical expertise for such a significant commitment, we selected SirajPower for these reasons,” he added.
Meanwhile, Laurent Longuet, CEO of SirajPower, said: “Today, we celebrate another significant partnership with Choithrams, a company with a remarkable heritage that further diversifies our strong market portfolio and expands our presence in the FMCG/F&B sector.”
“We are honoured to be entrusted by major groups across industries that recognise our expertise and our service excellence to achieve their sustainability objectives and join the green community.”
According to a statement from SirajPower, the solar rooftop installation will help displace approximately over 3,000 metric tons of Co2 per year, equivalent to more than 12 million smartphones being charged.
Merzi Sodawaterwala, founder & chairman of WSBF noted that this is the largest solar rooftop project in the F&B sector and also the largest in terms of capacity permissible as per the new DEWA regulation.
“Transitioning to 100% renewable energy not only offers significant financial benefits, but it also offers sustainability achievements from zero carbon emissions,” he added.solarSolar